BT Sport hot Jake Humphrey hit the nail on the head after last night’s embarrassment at the Etihad, insisting Newcastle fans should NOT have to accept Premier League survival as a successful season.
Many pundits, including Steve McManaman who was on commentary last night, have declared that we have had a fantastic season and that Bruce should be in contention for the manager of the year award.
Now Humphrey, who often voices his support for our cause, has hit back at the media love-in in recent times following our 5-0 thrashing at Manchester City, suggesting we should not settle for mediocrity as Toon fans.
Here is what he posted on his Twitter feed last night:
He also pulled out this damning stat to those who questioned him, highlighting just how far we’ve fallen under Ashley
Just a reminder to other teams supporters – it has been 65 years since our club won a domestic trophy. The 1955 FA Cup final, which was ironically against Man City.
You could argue that because we haven’t won a trophy in so long that we are exactly where we should be. A quick reminder, however, to point out that when we won our sixth FA Cup that year, Liverpool were yet to win a single one.
Our club has been starved of success for well over a generation now and yes, Bruce has done a solid job in keeping us up this season, but that should still not be enough moving forward.
We have to kick on. That, however, has never came to fruition in the Mike Ashley era, where Premier League survival and the gold that it brings has ever only been the objective.
Why can’t others in the media see the same angle?